Interview with Clifton Weidlich, May 28, 1983

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Weidlich a classmate of John Sherman Cooper's at Yale University, begins the interview by discussing how he first met Cooper. The classmates' lives at Yale are considered, focusing on the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the university. Additionally, Weidlich talks of his and Cooper's lives after Yale. The interviewee shares his perspective on the 1948 presidential election. Weidlich briefly provides an overview of the selection of Skull and Bones at Yale. The 1948 presidential election results are detailed. Why Dewey lost to Truman is speculated upon. Weidlich illustrates Cooper's personality. Yale in the late 1910s and early 1920s is considered. Cooper's voting habits in the Senate are explored. Weidlich assesses changes at Yale, especially in terms of fraternities. The Yale class of 1923 reunion is examined. Weidlich details Cooper's character. To conclude the interview, Weidlich articulates what type of a student Cooper was at Yale.

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1983oh075_coop052

Interviewee Name

Clifton Weidlich

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1983-05-28

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Weidlich, Clifton Interview by William Cooper. 28 May. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Weidlich, C. (1983, May 28). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Weidlich, Clifton, interview by William Cooper. May 28, 1983, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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